Tuesday March 1st, 2016

Marlins reliever Carter Capps underwent an MRI for soreness in his throwing elbow, the Miami Herald reports.

Capps, 25, missed the last two months of the 2015 season with a right elbow strain and is in competition for the closer’s job with A.J. Ramos. He will reportedly seek a second opinion. He missed time in 2014 with the same issue.

The hard-throwing Capps is known for his unusual hop-step delivery. He posted a 1.16 ERA and 0.86 WHIP with 11 holds in 31 innings last season, working in a setup role. Ramos, the incumbent closer, converted 32 of 37 save opportunities for the Marlins, who went 71–91.

The Herald also reports the Marlins are looking around the league for bullpen help via trade.

 

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